Re-signed The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed reserve cornerback Kennard Cox for the 2011 season. Cox appeared in 11 games last season for the Seahawks. He finished the year with seven total tackles on defense and another three on special teams. Cox also blocked Seattle’s first punt in seven seasons. It was recovered for a touchdown against Kansas City. Cox was signed by Seattle last April. He was originally a seventh-round pick by Buffalo in 2008.
Agreed Running back Ahman Green says he has agreed to play in the Canadian Football League next season for the defending Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes. The 34-year-old former Nebraska star is the all-time leading rusher for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. He played last season for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. The CFL season begins in June, and Green said he’s hopeful an NFL team will give him another opportunity.
Cut Washington running back Clinton Portis was released by the Redskins, ending a charismatic and sometimes contentious seven-year stay. Injuries and money led to coach Mike Shanahan’s decision. Portis had played in only 13 games over the last two seasons because of a severe concussion in 2009 and a torn groin muscle in 2010. Portis was scheduled to make $8.3 million next season, and Shanahan made it clear at the NFL combine that the Redskins wouldn’t keep the 29-year-old running back at that price.
Released The Chicago Bears released veteran defensive tackle Tommie Harris, cutting loose a three-time Pro Bowl pick who had struggled in recent years because of injuries. Harris had signed a four-year, $40 million extension in June 2008 and was locked in through 2012, but the Bears decided to cut him after several ineffective seasons. The Bears also released linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer and offensive tackle Kevin Shaffer.
Injured Rangers backup goalie Martin Biron broke a collarbone after being struck with a shot during practice. New York general manager Glen Sather said Biron, the backup to workhorse goalie Henrik Lundqvist, will be out indefinitely. New York called up Cam Talbot from Connecticut of the AHL to serve as the new backup.
Sidelined U.S. tennis player Sam Querrey will miss the first-round Davis Cup matches against Chile because of a right rotator cuff injury. U.S. captain Jim Courier said the right-handed Querrey had an MRI last week on his shoulder and was told by doctors to rest.
Named Indians manager Manny Acta has chosen Fausto Carmona as his starting pitcher for Cleveland’s season opener against the Chicago White Sox on April 1.